NBME, UWSA, Qbanks Averages, Correlation with Real Step 3 Exam Score - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 3 Forum

USMLE Step 3 Forum USMLE Step 3 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 3 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-16-2012
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,922 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4975
USMLE Scores NBME, UWSA, Qbanks Averages, Correlation with Real Step 3 Exam Score

Members who are done with Step 3 Exam Please post your NBMEs, UWSA, UW, Kaplan online scores along with correlation to real step 3 score.

Mention important points such as repeated UWorld, or done it offline, and other relevant information.

This will help others currently preparing for Step 3 Exam.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aprilcs (06-23-2014), Aussie Guy (07-27-2012), chv0stek (03-06-2016), dr_mhm (07-23-2012), Dr. Isabel (05-31-2015), dr.egypt (06-22-2015), dr.Zh (03-26-2014), drssbaz (08-07-2012), drzamzam (09-06-2015), Dyke (07-23-2012), eveli55 (08-24-2013), forever13 (12-27-2015), getresidency (12-07-2012), girishgvgirish (08-31-2013), goliat (04-24-2015), inquirer (08-12-2013), iron (07-23-2012), Laurentiu (08-17-2014), med stu (03-06-2013), Neil_89 (3 Weeks Ago), neox (11-02-2014), prataptetali (12-20-2012), Qussay (07-29-2012), shahkeval (04-13-2015), Sid_Wala (02-21-2013), stepdoc1 (04-28-2013), sweetpea (10-24-2016), usmlejunkie (01-30-2015)



  #2  
Old 07-19-2012
Adamentium's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 64
Threads: 12
Thanked 95 Times in 20 Posts
Reputation: 105
Default

Duration of Preparations- 1 month
UW score- 64% cumulative
UWSA- 217/510 (I am sure about 510)
NBME did not give
Real Exam Score 216/82
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
dr_shyambitla (08-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), Dr.Himabindu (02-05-2014), DRFP (07-25-2012), drzamzam (03-06-2017), Dyke (07-23-2012), eveli55 (11-19-2013), forever13 (12-27-2015), girishgvgirish (04-21-2013), inquirer (08-12-2013), neox (11-02-2014), prataptetali (12-20-2012), shahkeval (04-11-2015), step3ahead (02-21-2015), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #3  
Old 07-29-2012
Qussay's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 18
Threads: 4
Thanked 24 Times in 7 Posts
Reputation: 34
Default

USMLE World (finished 80% of questions) my cumulative average was 61%
I only did tutor mode with short blocks of 10 questions.

Did not do NBME
Did not do Kaplan

My real Step 3 score was 219(82)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
dr_shyambitla (08-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), drzamzam (03-06-2017), eveli55 (11-19-2013), girishgvgirish (04-21-2013), inquirer (08-12-2013), safwanmd (4 Days Ago), Sezary (02-04-2014), shahkeval (04-11-2015), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
 
  #4  
Old 08-02-2012
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 9
Threads: 5
Thanked 20 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 30
Default

Duration of prep-3 months[couldn't seem to finish reading]

Uw-Tutor mode only-Avg-in the 50's.[As regards percentage]
NBME-490 which equals about 214 on the real test.
No Kaplan.

Real test score-235/87.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
akshaya.amc (08-23-2013), Amteshwar (08-24-2012), dr_shyambitla (08-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), DRFP (08-03-2012), drzamzam (03-06-2017), eveli55 (11-19-2013), girishgvgirish (04-21-2013), inquirer (08-12-2013), inspired (07-18-2014), kinza (02-19-2015), namita (04-16-2013), Oldgradandmom (04-20-2015), Pirthvi (06-28-2016), prataptetali (11-07-2012), Sezary (02-04-2014), stem cell (04-01-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015), usmlepak (08-27-2012)
  #5  
Old 11-14-2012
dr_mhm's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 460
Threads: 100
Thanked 236 Times in 147 Posts
Reputation: 246
Default 245 Experience

UW - average score 72%
Kaplan Q bank - average score 72%
UWSA - 251 (660) - UWSA has always been a good predictor for me in all steps.


Got 245/89.... VERY happy about this!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aknz (06-08-2013), dr_shyambitla (08-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), dr.egypt (05-11-2015), Dr.Himabindu (02-13-2014), drzamzam (03-06-2017), eveli55 (11-19-2013), inquirer (08-12-2013), ispy (11-22-2012), namita (07-26-2013), Oldgradandmom (04-20-2015), prataptetali (12-20-2012), shahkeval (04-13-2015), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #6  
Old 12-19-2012
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 236
Threads: 12
Thanked 194 Times in 98 Posts
Reputation: 206
Default

UW - average score 76%
Kaplan Q bank - average score 76%
UWSA - 237
NBME- 590

Real score:239
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), drzamzam (03-06-2017), eveli55 (11-19-2013), inquirer (08-12-2013), prataptetali (12-20-2012), Sezary (07-17-2013), shahkeval (04-13-2015), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015), Wisconsin (12-21-2012)
  #7  
Old 01-19-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 56
Threads: 32
Thanked 10 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 20
Default

UWSA- 231
NBME- 230
Real Exam- 226
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
doc.mav (01-19-2013), drzamzam (03-06-2017), eveli55 (11-19-2013), inquirer (08-12-2013), only2junk (01-21-2013), Sezary (07-17-2013), shahkeval (04-13-2015), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #8  
Old 05-30-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 47
Threads: 10
Thanked 55 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 65
Send a message via Skype™ to asad8723
Default

Online NBME: 670 (252)
UWSA: 660 (250)
UWorld unused, timed, random: 73%
Exam: 237
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), drzamzam (03-06-2017), inquirer (08-12-2013), Sezary (07-17-2013), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #9  
Old 06-01-2013
Tofu's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 40
Threads: 2
Thanked 40 Times in 14 Posts
Reputation: 50
Default

Prep for 2 months off and on during intern year
UW 69% tutored, untimed
UWSA 227/540 (5days before)
Real score. 225

Details here
Exam in 3 days..venting/ranting

Last edited by Tofu; 06-01-2013 at 05:18 AM. Reason: Link added
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), inquirer (08-12-2013), Sezary (02-04-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #10  
Old 06-26-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 20
Threads: 3
Thanked 21 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 31
Default

Prepped for 1.5 months
UW abg - 67%
UWSA: 233
Real exam : 226
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), eveli55 (11-19-2013), inquirer (08-12-2013), Sezary (07-17-2013), shahkeval (04-13-2015)
  #11  
Old 10-22-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 21
Threads: 2
Thanked 71 Times in 12 Posts
Reputation: 81
Default

Prep: 1month
UW: 75%
UWSA: 690(256)
Real Score: 240
__________________
248,264,Pass,240 [All 1st attempt], YOG: 2013, 4 US lors, 2 months observership, 4 months research, Need Visa, Applying IM only
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
CASA (02-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), eveli55 (11-19-2013), Sezary (02-04-2014)
  #12  
Old 10-29-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 90
Threads: 12
Thanked 110 Times in 34 Posts
Reputation: 120
Send a message via Skype™ to biyaa
Default

UWSA: 248
UW avg: 73%

step 3 score :246
__________________
250/271/cs pass/246 yog 2010/ 2 us and 2 home country lors/ 1 month us observership/ IM only/ Need Visa/ Matched
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
CASA (02-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), eveli55 (11-19-2013), Sezary (02-04-2014), tamta (05-12-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #13  
Old 11-01-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 18
Threads: 8
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default nbme and real score corelation?

I scored 400 on nbme 2, what is the equalent 3-digit score?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 11-07-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

UWSA: 510/220
NBME 3: 450/205

Actual: 211
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
eveli55 (11-19-2013), Sezary (02-04-2014), venky2600 (03-04-2014)
  #15  
Old 11-26-2013
XpaezX's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1,216
Threads: 41
Thanked 1,328 Times in 711 Posts
Reputation: 1343
Default 239!

UWORLD cumulative 74%
Kaplan qbank 70%
Usmleconsult 66%
Did uworld ccs cases thrice
UWSA 248

Im finally done! :scar ed:

Last edited by XpaezX; 11-26-2013 at 08:33 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
CASA (02-05-2014), dr_shyambitla (08-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), dr.Zh (05-29-2014), Sezary (02-04-2014), tamta (01-18-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)



  #16  
Old 01-24-2014
drssbaz's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 495
Threads: 28
Thanked 294 Times in 149 Posts
Reputation: 304
Default

UW Unused, Timed, Random: 73%
UW Incorrect, Timed, Random: 80%+
Kaplan Qbank: 71%
UWSA (1 week before): 248
NBME 3 (3 days before): 600, No score correlation given.
Actual Score: 250
__________________
"The whole universe is in a continuous flux... What it will be like tomorrow neither I nor anyone else can say. Only tomorrow will bring the revelation".-Osho
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
IMlover (06-06-2014), Sezary (02-04-2014), tamta (05-12-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #17  
Old 02-21-2014
nishaa's Avatar
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 203
Threads: 32
Thanked 126 Times in 52 Posts
Reputation: 136
Default done with usmle!!

UW avg 1st time(unused) : 59%
UW avg 2nd time(incorrect) :75%
Duration of prep: 1 month
Sources: UW + MTB3
UWSA : 229
Actual Score: 224
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (06-11-2015), aknz (02-21-2014), d_wiqed (04-05-2014), dr_shyambitla (08-05-2014), Dr. Isabel (06-03-2015), dr.Zh (03-28-2014), kdsj (06-18-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015), venky2600 (02-24-2014)
  #18  
Old 03-14-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 2
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

Duration of Preparations- a cumulative of around 3 months on and off for a year
UW score- 61% 1st time. 70s 2nd time. 80s 3rd time.
UWSA 244
NBME 2 460
NBME 3 490
Real Exam Score 231
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aprilcs (06-23-2014), d_wiqed (04-12-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #19  
Old 03-14-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 2
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donewithusmles View Post
Duration of Preparations- a cumulative of around 3 months on and off for a year
UW score- 61% 1st time. 70s 2nd time. 80s 3rd time.
UWSA 244
NBME 2 460
NBME 3 490
Real Exam Score 231
UWSA. 3 days before exam
NBME 2 3 weeks
NBME 3. 1 week
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20  
Old 03-17-2014
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 230
Threads: 20
Thanked 74 Times in 58 Posts
Default

nbme 2 530
nbme 3 620
UWSA 225

exam 214
__________________
220/230/1/2001/GC/2 mo USCE/ 2 PUBL HOME
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
venky2600 (07-27-2014)
  #21  
Old 04-03-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 3
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabio View Post
Members who are done with Step 3 Exam Please post your NBMEs, UWSA, UW, Kaplan online scores along with correlation to real step 3 score.

Mention important points such as repeated UWorld, or done it offline, and other relevant information.

This will help others currently preparing for Step 3 Exam.
let me know wha tis the corelation???
reply2shankharahul@yahoo.com

regards,
shamsuman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22  
Old 04-10-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 3
Threads: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 14
Default 236 Experience

Total Prep time: 1 month and 1 week (1 month ago I had done the CK: 252)
UWorld unused, timed, random: 73.6%
Did all UWorld CCS cases, some once, others twice.
Real score. 236
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aprilcs (06-23-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #23  
Old 04-18-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 7
Threads: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 13
Default Step 3

UW avg 70%
UWSA 243
NBME 3 600= 240
just finished step 3 Wed of this week. Exam was def hard but manageable. I screwed up on 3 CCS cases. One was a man with syncopal episode who (to make a long story short) had HOCM. I sent him to ED, did a cardiac w/u to r/o MI and prescribed metoprolol after diagnosing HOCM. He comes back to office and says that his SOB imroved but he has had two more syncopal episodes, then the case ends. Apparently I was supposed to insert an AICD . Anyway.... pray I did well on exam. gl to everyone. PM me for questions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24  
Old 05-28-2014
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 207
Threads: 19
Thanked 327 Times in 99 Posts
Reputation: 337
Default step 3

NBME 2 - 320 (its not passing) 4 weeks before an exam
NBME 3 - 360 (its not passing) 4 weeks before an exam
USWA - 222 (passing and above national average), 1 week before an exam
UW cumulative 62%
Real - 199, so huge discrepancy between those tests for me, but oh well, its over, GOOD BYE USMLE!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aknz (05-29-2014), aprilcs (06-25-2014), dr.Zh (05-28-2014), inspired (07-17-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #25  
Old 06-22-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

What is the correlation with USMLE.org practice material. What is a decent score on these questions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #26  
Old 06-23-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 160
Threads: 6
Thanked 47 Times in 38 Posts
Reputation: 57
Default results back?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heath35 View Post
UW avg 70%
UWSA 243
NBME 3 600= 240
just finished step 3 Wed of this week. Exam was def hard but manageable. I screwed up on 3 CCS cases. One was a man with syncopal episode who (to make a long story short) had HOCM. I sent him to ED, did a cardiac w/u to r/o MI and prescribed metoprolol after diagnosing HOCM. He comes back to office and says that his SOB imroved but he has had two more syncopal episodes, then the case ends. Apparently I was supposed to insert an AICD . Anyway.... pray I did well on exam. gl to everyone. PM me for questions.
did your scores arrive?

Thanks for sharing..
__________________
I am not 'THE BEST', but I am not like 'THE REST'..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #27  
Old 07-16-2014
dr.Zh's Avatar
Guest
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 123
Threads: 15
Thanked 121 Times in 61 Posts
Reputation: 131
Correct Answer Thank God, 204, soooo HAPPY :)

UW MCQ -57%
Kaplan Qbank - 58%
NBME 2 - 280 not passed
NBME 3 - 410 it is ok
UWSA 215
Real deal - 204, thank You, Lord!!! Hallelujah!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
inspired (07-17-2014), rg99 (09-15-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #28  
Old 07-16-2014
kdsj's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 89
Threads: 22
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
Reputation: 29
Default

Uw %~ 60's (first time)
~80's ( second time)
Uwsa-229
Real deal -225
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (05-30-2015), aknz (07-16-2014), inspired (07-17-2014)
  #29  
Old 07-16-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 11
Threads: 2
Thanked 31 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 41
Default

uw avg 65%
uwsa 220
real score 229
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aknz (07-16-2014), inspired (07-17-2014), neuralcrest (11-06-2014), usmle_2013 (07-16-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #30  
Old 07-23-2014
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 623
Threads: 111
Thanked 424 Times in 264 Posts
Reputation: 434
Default

UW 60%
UWSA 220
NBME 3 490/ 210
Real deal: 208
Alhamdulilah USMLE is over now. So much relieved.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
alice (07-23-2014), inspired (07-23-2014), one_destiny (07-23-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015), venky2600 (07-23-2014)
  #31  
Old 07-23-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 160
Threads: 6
Thanked 47 Times in 38 Posts
Reputation: 57
Help Timings

Quote:
Originally Posted by aknz View Post
UW 60%
UWSA 220
NBME 3 490/ 210
Real deal: 208
Alhamdulilah USMLE is over now. So much relieved.
Hi aknz,
congrats on the victory..
can you tell timings of your uwsa and name?
i.e. before how many days/weeks of test you took them?.

thanks..
__________________
I am not 'THE BEST', but I am not like 'THE REST'..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aknz (07-23-2014)
  #32  
Old 07-23-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 5
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Unhappy Extremely worried

UW MCQ's: 62%
2nd time: 80's%

NBME 2: 400/197 (6 weeks before exam)
NBME 3: 620/244 (4 weeks before exam)
UWSA: 460/207 (just now; 2 weeks before exam)

I am extremely worried!!! it crushed my confidence, I only have 2 weeks and I don't know what to do!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #33  
Old 07-23-2014
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 623
Threads: 111
Thanked 424 Times in 264 Posts
Reputation: 434
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by one_destiny View Post
Hi aknz,
congrats on the victory..
can you tell timings of your uwsa and name?
i.e. before how many days/weeks of test you took them?.

thanks..
I wrote uwsa about 10 days before the exam and NBME 3 about 5 days before exam.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
one_destiny (08-06-2014)
  #34  
Old 08-26-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 6
Threads: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 13
Default

hey i did UWSA today and i have a pcent of 51%
UWorld: % 54%
Should i give the exam, its in 1 month!?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #35  
Old 09-03-2014
diagnostic's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 98
Threads: 10
Thanked 120 Times in 40 Posts
Reputation: 130
Default My story

UW cumulative in random untimed mode first(and the only) time: 81%
UWSAT: Something in 250s--4 days before exam
Preparation time 15 days
Real deal 249

Good luck to all!
__________________
268-271-PASS-249-3 m obsie 1m elective-No research- Need H1 visa
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
IMlover (09-10-2014), Nini (12-23-2014), Rfrmd (10-01-2014), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)



  #36  
Old 09-04-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 21
Threads: 4
Thanked 21 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 31
Default step 3 score correlation to uwsa and preperation

hi all ,
i got my step 3 result yesterday . it's 228 !
my uwsa = 580/235
usmle sim.test = 78%
nbme 2 = 290 ( that one i messed up b/c of nerves )
nbme 3 = 600 .

so there is a bit of correlation, give or take 5-7 points ( as in my case ).

i prepared in 2 months along with clinical externships twice a week. i read kaplan lecture notes for CK, touched here and there on MTB-ck, did uw mcqs timed mode twice and uw CCS cases 3 times.
Step 3 exam 1st day was really hard in context to managing time as there were 47-48 questions/block although i had always practiced in timed mode. 2nd day was a breeze. the mcqs were doable, 36 questions in 45 mins/block and CCS cases went fast. I got out 1 1/2 hr earlier. I had a good feeling about my CCS cases when i was done .
best of luck to everyone going through this final step in usmle journey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (04-13-2015), aminsbt (02-22-2015), aprilcs (10-26-2014)
  #37  
Old 09-04-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 189
Threads: 19
Thanked 150 Times in 41 Posts
Reputation: 160
Default

Done with usmle

Usmle world q bank
1st time 60%
2nd time 75%
3rd time 85%

Kaplan Q bank 62%

UWSA 224/530 (5 days before the test)

Couldn't concentrate well in the exam due to multiple reason, may thats why my score dropped from UWSA.


Step 3 exam 205
__________________
IMG(Pakistan) YOG(2008) Step 1(228/1st) Step 2 CK(241/1st) CS(Pass/1st) Step 3(205/1st) USCE(1 month observership in a teaching hospital) None USCE(5 years ICU/Internal Medicine)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (05-30-2015), Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), usmlejunkie (07-17-2015)
  #38  
Old 09-05-2014
Neuron's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 184
Threads: 5
Thanked 86 Times in 62 Posts
Reputation: 96
Default

UW -> 63%
NBME 2 -> 350 30 days before
NBME 3 -> 550 10 days before
UWSA -> 235 3 days before

Real deal: 209

Borderline on ccs. Do not under undervalue it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), nasism (01-30-2015)
  #39  
Old 09-09-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 116
Threads: 4
Thanked 56 Times in 33 Posts
Reputation: 66
Default preparation time 1.5 months

Uw avg 70%
UWSA(6 days before the exam)- 229
real score 208
Bye bye USMLE
__________________
US IMG( DEC-2009), Ophthalmologist, Step1- 231, Step2- 232, CS- Pass, All in first attempt, USCE(8 months in university hospital), 1 year Research with 4 publications.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), MerryM (08-08-2016)
  #40  
Old 09-09-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 136
Threads: 18
Thanked 84 Times in 37 Posts
Reputation: 94
Default

UW, first time , unused, timed- cumulative 58%
UWSA 2-3 days before 222
Real Deal: 210.

Thank yu all of yu
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (05-30-2015)
  #41  
Old 09-09-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 29
Threads: 2
Thanked 17 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 27
Default

UW avg 62%
UWSA (9 days before the exam)- 220
Real Score 224
Adios USMLE
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
tamta (11-11-2014)
  #42  
Old 09-24-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 30
Threads: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

UWSA (10 days before exam)- 232
Score- 217
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #43  
Old 09-25-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 29
Threads: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 18
Default Step3. Correlation

UWorld(timed,random,unused)-59%
Never did the Nbme or UWSA.
Sources:MTB2&3,Kaplan lecture notes.not in a residency yet.
Real score:221(first day sucked, the second day was almost perfect,honestly my CCS score was high so that is what saved me)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (05-30-2015), Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), nasism (01-30-2015)
  #44  
Old 09-28-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 6
Threads: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Hi everyone ,
I am in a pickle here. I took CS n CK n have not taken step 1 yet! Can anyone who took the exam on saturday tell me whether they got their result by third wednesday?
I tried scheduling my exam sooner but there is no date avalaible until 10/18 ( sat), i really need the score latest by 11/5( wed).... I know they say if u take the exam between wed to fri it comes on the third wednesday n if u take on monday/tuesdayt comes on the fourth wednesday... There is no accurate data/ post about exam takers on saturdays...
Please someone who has taken either step 1 or CK on a Saturday please give me accurate info.. Im going crazy here.. Thanks a lot
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #45  
Old 09-30-2014
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 226
Threads: 15
Thanked 180 Times in 110 Posts
Reputation: 190
Default

Kaplan qbank: 78%
Uw qbank: 78%
UWSA: 254
Real deal: 249.

Ha!!!! Glad to be over! Good luck to those who are preparing!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), Rfrmd (11-03-2014), tamta (11-11-2014), yanichyts (02-10-2015)



  #46  
Old 10-01-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 43
Threads: 2
Thanked 31 Times in 18 Posts
Reputation: 41
Correct Answer passed

Total prep time: 3 months
Materials used : MTB2&3, UW CK notes, UW, UW CCS, Archer.
UW: 61% (unused, timed, random)
Second time: 80+
UWSA: 220 (7 days before)
Fred: 80% (1 day before)
Real Deal: 219.

THANK GOD ITS OVER!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aprilcs (10-11-2014), Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), tamta (11-11-2014)
  #47  
Old 10-15-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 60
Threads: 9
Thanked 14 Times in 10 Posts
Reputation: 24
Default

Passed 204
UW average:61%
Nbme 2:340
Nbme3:360
UWSA: 210
Honestly thought i would fail ...messed up real bad in 2 ccs cases.Thank God i passed......im Done!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), drzamzam (03-03-2017), Oldgradandmom (04-06-2015)
  #48  
Old 10-22-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 198
Threads: 26
Thanked 175 Times in 79 Posts
Reputation: 185
Default

UW average 70% random tutor mode (unused) + random timed (wrong answers)
Didn't take any self assessment...
final score: 217
I think there is correlation with step 2CK/step1 scores.
Goodbye USMLE!!!
__________________
Step 1 [240]; Step 2 CS [passed first time]; Step 2 CK [244]; YOG (2006); residency in my own country (2013);13 months USCE/Research; GC holder
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #49  
Old 01-30-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

nbme form 2 - 530 online
uwsa - 220 (did it 1 month before exam)
uworld qbank average - 68% unrepeated, timed mode
kaplan qbank average - 72% unrepeated, timed mode

real exam: 232

***Practice CCS software so you get comfortable with it. My rationale is that even to be an awesome sniper in Ghost Recon, you'll have to play the game a whole lot so think of the CCS software as a game.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (04-13-2015), Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), dr_serge (04-01-2015), neuralcrest (05-30-2015), Oldgradandmom (04-03-2015)
  #50  
Old 03-19-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 16
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 12
Send a message via Skype™ to shahkeval
Smile How to start reading for step 3

Hello,
I am planning to appear for my step 3 within next 4-5 months.
I don't know how to start.
Kindly guide me for this please.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #51  
Old 04-11-2015
lysogeny's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 6
Thanked 40 Times in 18 Posts
Reputation: 50
Default Finally done with steps!

Took Step 3 in 2/2015 (new exam format) ---took CK/CS in 2013, step 1 in 2012

Prep - 1 to 1.5 month during internship --- half wards/night float rotation with 12 days vacation for intensive study, 4 days for CCS
Materials: UWorld, MTB step 3, Uworld CCS
UW score - around 62% cumulative, did not have enough time to finish ~30% of questions, did timed random separate ACM and FIP throughout
UWSA - got discouraged one day before exam
NBME - not done
Exam Score 234
__________________
Ha! My eyebags ain't Gucci but can sure fit Schwartz, Nelsons, and Williams in em!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), Oldgradandmom (04-16-2015)
  #52  
Old 04-11-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lysogeny View Post
Took Step 3 in 2/2015 (new exam format) ---took CK/CS in 2013, step 1 in 2012

Prep - 1 to 1.5 month during internship --- half wards/night float rotation with 12 days vacation for intensive study, 4 days for CCS
Materials: UWorld, MTB step 3, Uworld CCS
UW score - around 62% cumulative, did not have enough time to finish ~30% of questions, did timed random separate ACM and FIP throughout
UWSA - got discouraged one day before exam
NBME - not done
Exam Score 234
Congratulations! Do you think the concepts tested in UW qbank were close to the real thing? Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #53  
Old 04-13-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lysogeny View Post
Took Step 3 in 2/2015 (new exam format) ---took CK/CS in 2013, step 1 in 2012

Prep - 1 to 1.5 month during internship --- half wards/night float rotation with 12 days vacation for intensive study, 4 days for CCS
Materials: UWorld, MTB step 3, Uworld CCS
UW score - around 62% cumulative, did not have enough time to finish ~30% of questions, did timed random separate ACM and FIP throughout
UWSA - got discouraged one day before exam
NBME - not done
Exam Score 234
Congratulations lysogeny, so what is your feedback for key points of your success and high score?
Thanks,
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Oldgradandmom (04-16-2015)
  #54  
Old 04-20-2015
lysogeny's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 6
Thanked 40 Times in 18 Posts
Reputation: 50
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neuralcrest View Post
Congratulations! Do you think the concepts tested in UW qbank were close to the real thing? Thanks!
Yah I would say so, to me Uworld is consistently adequate prep. It covered most concepts. Difficulty-wise I would say that the actual exam was erratic, there were questions that would be tooooo basic (too basic that you don't remember) then questions that would be out-of-this-world. I would advice doing FIP and ACM questions separately on Uworld to get a feel because Day 1 is FIP and Day 1 is hell. Period. Good luck in advance!
__________________
Ha! My eyebags ain't Gucci but can sure fit Schwartz, Nelsons, and Williams in em!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), Oldgradandmom (04-20-2015), vita86 (04-20-2015)
  #55  
Old 04-20-2015
lysogeny's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 6
Thanked 40 Times in 18 Posts
Reputation: 50
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Congratulations lysogeny, so what is your feedback for key points of your success and high score?
Thanks,
I honestly thought I screwed up after the exam, probably the fact that I am currently doing my IM internship helped a lot with allowing for shorter prep... because grossly speaking the exam felt mostly "IM, et al", plus working with placing orders on an antiquated electronic med records system at the moment familiarizes you on how to work around CCS.
__________________
Ha! My eyebags ain't Gucci but can sure fit Schwartz, Nelsons, and Williams in em!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), M.Tayeb (04-20-2015)
  #56  
Old 04-20-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lysogeny View Post
I honestly thought I screwed up after the exam, probably the fact that I am currently doing my IM internship helped a lot with allowing for shorter prep... because grossly speaking the exam felt mostly "IM, et al", plus working with placing orders on an antiquated electronic med records system at the moment familiarizes you on how to work around CCS.
Thank you for your feedback, I did UWSA a month ago and got discouraged (213). I started working on my weaknesses and improving my CCS performance. Now I do feel ready for the CCS part, but still not confident for the MCQ part. I wonder if you have any rough estimation for basic science percentage in this exam? does it worth spending time and review my first aid step 1?
My exam is on May 11, doing UW second time and MTB 3 and I am aiming for a score of 230+.

Many Thanks,
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #57  
Old 04-20-2015
lysogeny's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 6
Thanked 40 Times in 18 Posts
Reputation: 50
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Thank you for your feedback, I did UWSA a month ago and got discouraged (213). I started working on my weaknesses and improving my CCS performance. Now I do feel ready for the CCS part, but still not confident for the MCQ part. I wonder if you have any rough estimation for basic science percentage in this exam? does it worth spending time and review my first aid step 1?
My exam is on May 11, doing UW second time and MTB 3 and I am aiming for a score of 230+.

Many Thanks,

Day 1 was FIP and was basically Step 1/a bit Step 2 CK type questions including biostat around 8/block plus drug ads. I solely relied on UWorld and MTB 3 for my prep, try to get a feel how FIP on Uworld is like. I didnt go through Step 1/2CK books except the biostat part of First Aid Step 1 two to three days prior to exam, which is just around 3 pages. Biostat is high yield, the rest of Day 1 is UWorld plus fate , imho. Also, Day 1 felt more like a test of time management rather than knowledge because the q-stems are long, like really long making the impression that they have the intent to fool/distract you. So practice...

Congrats btw on improving, keep it up! CCS seems hard at start but I advice to master it because after the exam you will realize it is the easiest part, easy to waste if not prepared for.
__________________
Ha! My eyebags ain't Gucci but can sure fit Schwartz, Nelsons, and Williams in em!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by lysogeny; 04-20-2015 at 01:27 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (05-26-2015), alendronate (04-20-2015), Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), M.Tayeb (04-20-2015), Nini (07-20-2015), vita86 (04-20-2015)
  #58  
Old 04-20-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lysogeny View Post
Day 1 was FIP and was basically Step 1/a bit Step 2 CK type questions including biostat around 8/block plus drug ads. I solely relied on UWorld and MTB 3 for my prep, try to get a feel how FIP on Uworld is like. I didnt go through Step 1/2CK books except the biostat part of First Aid Step 1 two to three days prior to exam, which is just around 3 pages. Biostat is high yield, the rest of Day 1 is UWorld plus fate , imho. Also, Day 1 felt more like a test of time management rather than knowledge because the q-stems are long, like really long making the impression that they have the intent to fool/distract you. So practice...

Congrats btw on improving, keep it up! CCS seems hard at start but I advice to master it because after the exam you will realize it is the easiest part, easy to waste if not prepared for.
Thanks again for your input. It sounds that I will do UW biostats section on top of what I did before (UW questions + FA step 1). 8 questions per block is sounds a lot!!! mastering this topic will definitely boost the score. Also, I will try to take UW FIP independently and try to master my time. You are right! when I did my UWSA in each block I ended up missing around 4 questions!

CCS feels like Candy Crash, if you play this game :-)

Regards,
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #59  
Old 04-23-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lysogeny View Post
Yah I would say so, to me Uworld is consistently adequate prep. It covered most concepts. Difficulty-wise I would say that the actual exam was erratic, there were questions that would be tooooo basic (too basic that you don't remember) then questions that would be out-of-this-world. I would advice doing FIP and ACM questions separately on Uworld to get a feel because Day 1 is FIP and Day 1 is hell. Period. Good luck in advance!
Thank you so much Lysogeny for the reply. Goodluck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #60  
Old 04-26-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Hello,

Today I did NMBE form 3 and I scored 480! I did UWSA one month ago and I scored 480 as well. Where is the problem? I am reviewing Uworld and MTB3 and my exam is on May 11. Looking for advice on what to do over the next 2 weeks to improve my performance. Thank you.
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #61  
Old 04-27-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 98
Threads: 2
Thanked 54 Times in 32 Posts
Reputation: 64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Hello,

Today I did NMBE form 3 and I scored 480! I did UWSA one month ago and I scored 480 as well. Where is the problem? I am reviewing Uworld and MTB3 and my exam is on May 11. Looking for advice on what to do over the next 2 weeks to improve my performance. Thank you.
What is that in 3 digit score?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #62  
Old 04-27-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TMP-SMX View Post
What is that in 3 digit score?
There is no 3 digit score for NBME. The average is 500 with 100 SD.
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #63  
Old 05-05-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 48
Threads: 2
Thanked 28 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 38
Send a message via Skype™ to Oldgradandmom
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Hello,

Today I did NMBE form 3 and I scored 480! I did UWSA one month ago and I scored 480 as well. Where is the problem? I am reviewing Uworld and MTB3 and my exam is on May 11. Looking for advice on what to do over the next 2 weeks to improve my performance. Thank you.
I think you need to focus now more in the areas were you score border line or low . I am in the same boat ...scored 510 yesterday with my exam in 3 weeks .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Nini (07-20-2015)
  #64  
Old 05-06-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 18
Threads: 5
Thanked 59 Times in 10 Posts
Reputation: 69
Default The end of the nightmare!!!



This is the END!!!!!

3 months of preparation: MTB + QBANKS. Resident with little time
UW 60%
Kaplan 68%
USWA 231

Real score: 209
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015)
  #65  
Old 05-06-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drShark85 View Post


This is the END!!!!!

3 months of preparation: MTB + QBANKS. Resident with little time
UW 60%
Kaplan 68%
USWA 231

Real score: 209
Congratulations!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #66  
Old 05-09-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 12
Threads: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drShark85 View Post


This is the END!!!!!

3 months of preparation: MTB + QBANKS. Resident with little time
UW 60%
Kaplan 68%
USWA 231

Real score: 209
Congrats!!!

What material did you use for CCS?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #67  
Old 05-09-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 3
Thanked 48 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 58
Default Step 3 score

Prepared for 2 months during residency, used just UW Qbank and CCS
UW%: 67%, timed random
NO NBME or UWSA
Real score: 226
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), flipante (05-09-2015), Oldgradandmom (05-10-2015)
  #68  
Old 05-14-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 6
Threads: 1
Thanked 62 Times in 4 Posts
Reputation: 72
Default Step 3 score

Prep Time: 1 month on and off, 1 month properly
UW: 58% Timed Random (1st pass)
UWSA: 215 (around ten days before day 1)

Step 3 score: 217
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (05-14-2015), Crocodile tears (05-27-2015), doctor A (07-14-2015), neuralcrest (06-01-2015)
  #69  
Old 05-14-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 66
Threads: 5
Thanked 17 Times in 11 Posts
Reputation: 27
Default

Anyone else expecting their results on May 27?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #70  
Old 05-14-2015
abeer's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 369
Threads: 3
Thanked 195 Times in 83 Posts
Reputation: 205
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pb05 View Post
Prep Time: 1 month on and off, 1 month properly
UW: 58% Timed Random (1st pass)
UWSA: 215 (around ten days before day 1)

Step 3 score: 217

That's awesome.. please share your prep strategies with us.. plzzzz
__________________
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of Patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate Persistence.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Oldgradandmom (05-14-2015)
  #71  
Old 05-16-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Hello Fox,

I took my first day on May 11 and the second day on May 14. When do you guys think that I will receive my result? can not wait though. Thanks.
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #72  
Old 05-16-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 66
Threads: 5
Thanked 17 Times in 11 Posts
Reputation: 27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Hello Fox,

I took my first day on May 11 and the second day on May 14. When do you guys think that I will receive my result? can not wait though. Thanks.
Probably June 3
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #73  
Old 05-16-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Hello Fox,

I took my first day on May 11 and the second day on May 14. When do you guys think that I will receive my result? can not wait though. Thanks.
Congratulations in getting done with the test! I hope it went well? Any advice for me cos I have my test coming up first week of June. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #74  
Old 05-21-2015
Tosyk's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

how long does it take to get results after exam?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #75  
Old 05-21-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tosyk View Post
how long does it take to get results after exam?
It's past the initial changes for Step 3 period so expect to get it in 4 weeks' time. Mine came on a Thursday (rather than the usual Wednesday we're used to).

Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Nini (07-20-2015), Tosyk (05-21-2015)
  #76  
Old 05-21-2015
Tosyk's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

will take my exam on june 24 and 28.
Finished kaplan classroom anywhere, UW (average 69%). Will begin ccs uw soon. Is it enough 1 month to prepare for ccs with uw?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #77  
Old 05-21-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

That's a good average. 1 week is probably enough for ccs but make sure you know the software well and go through what is bad/neutral/good for the patient encounter. It all depends if you're also tech savvy and what your learning style is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #78  
Old 05-21-2015
Tosyk's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Reputation: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nasism View Post
That's a good average. 1 week is probably enough for ccs but make sure you know the software well and go through what is bad/neutral/good for the patient encounter. It all depends if you're also tech savvy and what your learning style is.
do u mean 1 week or 1 month?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #79  
Old 05-21-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

Haha I took a week, some others a few days. So 1 month should be more than enough.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Tosyk (05-21-2015)
  #80  
Old 05-23-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 16
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 12
Send a message via Skype™ to shahkeval
Post step 3

what is the average usmle step 3 score now ?
what should be the target for a candidate ? I need a good score
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #81  
Old 05-24-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

Hi @shahkeval, my score report was from 09/19/2014; the average then was 221. I can't find current information but of course the higher the better.

You really have to find out if programs value the Step 3 score. A lot of places didn't place much weight on this exam for screening their candidates. In general, a decent score won't hurt but if you end up with an attempt, that definitely will. If you think a high Step 3 score will help to mask your attempts/scores in previous exams or time from graduation, that's also another incentive. The only time it's super important is if the program sponsors H1B visa.

Importance of Step 3 for IMGs in matching
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
shahkeval (05-25-2015)
  #82  
Old 05-24-2015
Tosyk's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Reputation: 26
Question

which residency applicant is looking better for program director?
1. Has step 3, but his/her score is low
2. doesn't have step 3
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #83  
Old 05-25-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 16
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 12
Send a message via Skype™ to shahkeval
Post step3

@nasism - Thank you very much for response. I dont have any attempts. I dont need any visa. I dint match last year. May be because of average LORs and step 2 ck score which is 213. step is 224. So, I am planning to get some more than my ck and step 1 score. will that be enough ? I am also working as a full time research assistant.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #84  
Old 05-26-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

@toysk - the two options you gave aren't clear scenarios. Assuming that both candidates have the exact same credentials - eg IMG, same step 1/ck/cs scores and attempts, same number of publications, etc - I think another low score on Step 3 would actually hurt your chances. Again however, it depends on what specialty you're going for. Step 3 is normally done during residency and some programs/specialties weigh more on it than others, even though the exam is multi-disciplinary.
http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploa...eport-2014.pdf
- PD survey report (especially Figure 1)

@shahkeval - focus on your research and try to publish in a good journal. Study for Step 3 but don't put all your eggs in one basket. There is a general trend of how scores are in all 3 steps and most people do worse on Step 3 than the other exams - but don't let this discourage you. Tread carefully and make connections. If you're in a U.S. hospital/facility, make sure you are seen and that people like you. It's amazing how that helps more than just scores (unless you're 250+).
http://www.usmle.org/pdfs/transcript...Guidelines.pdf
- General trend of scores 2011-2013 (especially Table 1)

Good luck to everyone!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
shahkeval (05-26-2015), Tosyk (05-30-2015)
  #85  
Old 05-26-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 16
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Reputation: 12
Send a message via Skype™ to shahkeval
Default

@nasism - thank you my friend. that was really helpful to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #86  
Old 05-26-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Wink

No worries @shahkeval. Where there's a will, there's a way!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #87  
Old 05-30-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nasism View Post
nbme form 2 - 530 online
uwsa - 220 (did it 1 month before exam)
uworld qbank average - 68% unrepeated, timed mode
kaplan qbank average - 72% unrepeated, timed mode

real exam: 232

***Practice CCS software so you get comfortable with it. My rationale is that even to be an awesome sniper in Ghost Recon, you'll have to play the game a whole lot so think of the CCS software as a game.
Congratulations completing all the steps! What did you do to spike your score from 220 to 232 in the real deal? I have mine coming up in less than 2 weeks. I scored a 217 in UWSA today and I don't know how the real thing is scored. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #88  
Old 05-30-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

Hi neuralcrest,

Thanks! Great to be done!

UWSA doesn't have the CCS component so maybe that might have helped bring my score up for the actual exam. I felt quite confident doing the cases.

Also, I did Archer questions:
http://usmlestep3blog.com/usmle-step-3-mcq/
Navigations to the questions are on both left and right panels. The answer key is also on the website but it's not complete nor is it necessarily comprehensive.

The scoring sections reported are:
- Clinical Encounters (Initial Work-ups, Continuing Care, Urgent Care)
- Physician Tasks (History/Physical/Diagnostic Studies, Diagnosis/Prognosis, Health Maintenance/Systems/Legal & Ethical, Clinical Intervention, Clinical Therapeutics, Applying Scientific Concepts)
- Clinical Settings (Office/Health Center, In-patient Facilities, Emergency Department)
- Disorders by Organ Systems (haha you know what they are)
- Patient Age (Birth-5yrs, 6-17, 18-54, 55-74, >75yrs)
- Computer-based Case Simulations

Each of the components in the brackets are scored the same way with the "xxxxx" indicating Lower/Borderline/Higher performance scale.

All the best! Last one to go!

Last edited by nasism; 05-30-2015 at 01:10 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Nini (07-20-2015)
  #89  
Old 05-30-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nasism View Post
Hi neuralcrest,

Thanks! Great to be done!

UWSA doesn't have the CCS component so maybe that might have helped bring my score up for the actual exam. I felt quite confident doing the cases.

Also, I did Archer questions:
http://usmlestep3blog.com/usmle-step-3-mcq/
Navigations to the questions are on both left and right panels. The answer key is also on the website but it's not complete nor is it necessarily comprehensive.

The scoring sections reported are:
- Clinical Encounters (Initial Work-ups, Continuing Care, Urgent Care)
- Physician Tasks (History/Physical/Diagnostic Studies, Diagnosis/Prognosis, Health Maintenance/Systems/Legal & Ethical, Clinical Intervention, Clinical Therapeutics, Applying Scientific Concepts)
- Clinical Settings (Office/Health Center, In-patient Facilities, Emergency Department)
- Disorders by Organ Systems (haha you know what they are)
- Patient Age (Birth-5yrs, 6-17, 18-54, 55-74, >75yrs)
- Computer-based Case Simulations

Each of the components in the brackets are scored the same way with the "xxxxx" indicating Lower/Borderline/Higher performance scale.

All the best! Last one to go!
Thank you so much for taking the time give a detailed reply. You are a good man! Wish you the best in this field cos you definitely have the heart this profession yearns for. Cheers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
nasism (06-03-2015)
  #90  
Old 05-30-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

Aw no problem! Glad to be of service! All these years I've been a silent observer and everyone here has been so helpful. I secured residency this year so just trying to help wherever I can.

And maybe it doesn't hurt to say - I am a good (wo)man lol. Cheers to you too, good sir!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #91  
Old 05-30-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Good luck with your residency Nacisim, I am expecting my result on Next week! And looking forward to match this year!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
nasism (06-03-2015)
  #92  
Old 05-30-2015
Tosyk's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 57
Threads: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Reputation: 26
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by nasism View Post
@toysk - the two options you gave aren't clear scenarios. Assuming that both candidates have the exact same credentials - eg IMG, same step 1/ck/cs scores and attempts, same number of publications, etc - I think another low score on Step 3 would actually hurt your chances. Again however, it depends on what specialty you're going for. Step 3 is normally done during residency and some programs/specialties weigh more on it than others, even though the exam is multi-disciplinary.
http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploa...eport-2014.pdf
- PD survey report (especially Figure 1)



Good luck to everyone!
@nasism - Thank you very much for response.
Actually my scores are:
step 1 - 228, ck - 242, cs - pass (all steps from 1 attempt).
Have 4 publications in my country, 3 years of residency in Cardiology (in my country), 3 months of volunteering in US clinic, 1 US LOR (and will get 2 more). Year of grad - 2012. Active BLS certificate.
I'm going to apply for IM/FM.
So how do u think - step 3 ~ 220 will hurt or help me?
220 - is it a low score?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #93  
Old 06-02-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 66
Threads: 5
Thanked 17 Times in 11 Posts
Reputation: 27
Default It's over!

Score : 236
UWSA : 248

2 months UW qbank and CCS. Read MTB3 once. Hardly studied the week before the exam. Just reviewed my CCS notes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (06-03-2015), Oldgradandmom (06-03-2015)
  #94  
Old 06-03-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 32
Default

M. Tayeb- Thanks and good luck for your results!

Tosyk - 220 is a good score for Step 3. Your credentials sound solid. Make sure to secure US LORs, preferably with your rights to see them waived.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Tosyk (06-03-2015)
  #95  
Old 06-04-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Good bye USMLE's

UW first time: 62%
UWSA: 213
UW second time: 80+%
NBME form 3: 480
Real Deal: 206

I don't know if this score will add something to my application for residency this year!
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (06-05-2015)
  #96  
Old 06-04-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default Congrats!

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Good bye USMLE's

UW first time: 62%
UWSA: 213
UW second time: 80+%
NBME form 3: 480
Real Deal: 206

I don't know if this score will add something to my application for residency this year!
Congratulations! Good job. Having Step 3 helps. Can you share your experience with us. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #97  
Old 06-05-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 147
Threads: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neuralcrest View Post
Congratulations! Good job. Having Step 3 helps. Can you share your experience with us. Thanks.
Thanks, the first day is hectic and I found it difficult. Total of 10-14 question per block for Basic sciences and biostats. There are 4 blocks of 43 questions each and 2 blocks of 42 questions with total of 7 hours. The major challenge is time management.

The second day, straight forward CK questions. 6 blocks of 33 questions. questions. No major issues and I found CCS part is easy (7 cases of 20 mins and 6 cases of 10 mins). For CCS UW is more than enough.

Best of luck,
__________________
Work harder than you think you did yesterday!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (06-05-2015), Nini (07-20-2015), Oldgradandmom (06-06-2015)
  #98  
Old 06-06-2015
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Reputation: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Tayeb View Post
Thanks, the first day is hectic and I found it difficult. Total of 10-14 question per block for Basic sciences and biostats. There are 4 blocks of 43 questions each and 2 blocks of 42 questions with total of 7 hours. The major challenge is time management.

The second day, straight forward CK questions. 6 blocks of 33 questions. questions. No major issues and I found CCS part is easy (7 cases of 20 mins and 6 cases of 10 mins). For CCS UW is more than enough.

Best of luck,
Thank you so much for the detailed reply. Good luck and Godspeed in your match application.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #99  
Old 06-10-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 11
Threads: 1
Thanked 11 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 21
Default Goodbye usmle

studied for around 3 months on and off during my residency. #1 tip know usmle world inside and out like you knew it for step 1!


UW first time: 60%
UWSA: 216
UW second time: 72%
NBME form 3: 450
Real Deal: 203


Read your CK notes for day one and MTB step 3/Uworld is great for day 2. As for biostats try and scan through the drug ads sometimes the questions are extremely simple you have scan for the information in the drug ad.

Best of luck to you all and thank you all who contribute to this forum!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
abeer (06-10-2015), mahlaqatk (09-16-2015)
  #100  
Old 06-10-2015
abeer's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 369
Threads: 3
Thanked 195 Times in 83 Posts
Reputation: 205
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brca123 View Post
studied for around 3 months on and off during my residency. #1 tip know usmle world inside and out like you knew it for step 1!


UW first time: 60%
UWSA: 216
UW second time: 72%
NBME form 3: 450
Real Deal: 203


Read your CK notes for day one and MTB step 3/Uworld is great for day 2. As for biostats try and scan through the drug ads sometimes the questions are extremely simple you have scan for the information in the drug ad.

Best of luck to you all and thank you all who contribute to this forum!
-

were the questions like UW ? and what was the difficulty level.. same as UW ?? please reply.
__________________
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of Patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate Persistence.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Nimra (06-01-2016)



Reply

Tags
Step-3-Preparation, USMLE-Scores

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NBME, UWSA, Qbanks Averages, Correlation with Real Step 1 Exam Score StepTaker USMLE Step 1 Recommended Threads 276 14 Hours Ago 01:10 PM
NBME, UWSA, Qbanks Averages, Correlation with Real Step 2 CK Exam Score StepTaker USMLE Step 2 CK Recommended Threads 335 1 Week Ago 05:47 PM
Step 2 CK UWSA Score Correlation with real exam? kinnu USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 4 2 Weeks Ago 05:09 PM
Step 1 UWSA score correlation? blingbling USMLE Step 1 Forum 13 02-22-2017 05:28 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)